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Telkom service router down causes network outage

By Gabriella Steyn Time of article published Dec 10, 2018

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CAPE TOWN – Over the weekend, Telkom announced that it was experiencing a network outage. 

The operator today told Business Report that one of its service routers in the Pretoria exchange was down and that caused the nationwide outage.

Telkom said: "One of the service routers in the Pretoria exchange was down. This impacted Telkom mobile data services. The service was restored at around 1:30 am."

Users stated that the problem started between 6 and 7 pm countrywide and they were not happy that the operator did not let them know immediately about the issue.

When asked whether or not the company gave users compensation due to the outage, the company did not respond to the question.

However, some users on social media stated that they received 50GB of data and others said they received 60GB but were only given 24 hours to use it. 

Here is what users had to say on Twitter: 

Got 50 gig been abusing Netflix

— Sibz (@DeepKunene) December 9, 2018

Is this like a package deal or did telkom give me free data? I'm confused

— Melo. (@BoitumeloMas_) December 10, 2018

Imagine if Telkom was the only network in South Africa

— STHEBE. (@sthebeworldwide) December 9, 2018

This user got upset because they only received 25Mb of data.

Telkom, are we a joke to you?

— Fez (@Fezeka98) December 8, 2018

Thank you Telkom

— bella 🦄 (@eueikra) December 10, 2018

#ThingsIHatedIn2018 Telkom Joined Eskom For Load And Network Shedding

— AbutiNiceTimes🍾🥂🍻 (@NotoriousDeeSA) December 10, 2018

This is not a meme to me @telkom

— Ronaldo Williams (@Ronaldo94441375) December 9, 2018


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